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Vauxhall Corsa C 1.3 CDTI - Vauxhall Corsa 1.3cdti, buy it? - clewsy01

Hi, my mother in law is intrested in purchasing the above 2004 (54) Corsa 1.3 CDTI, Its done 87000miles with a full service history. According to the history its had the timing chain done at 51000miles at a local independant firm in Newcastle.

Just wondering if at £2500 its worth a punt. The car has had some good work to it including a full service and had new front springs, struts, wheel bearings, discs and pads just last month. Is that too much work to do all at once? I have read various reviews on these and are predominatley very good for the fuel usage and ride etc, and says the timing chain should be done every 40 -45k. She picks the car tommorow, does anybody know if ive missed something that I can look for when she gets it.

She is PX her (52) plate citroen C3 1.4 petrol with 52000miles on the clock, so she is paying the PX plus £600. Good deal?

thanks

michael

Edited by clewsy01 on 03/08/2010 at 09:17

Vauxhall Corsa C 1.3 CDTI - Vauxhall Corsa 1.3cdti, buy it? - Collos25

I would stick with the Citroen the dealer thinks the Citroen is worh more than the Corsa,I bet its for sale for more than the you are paying for the Corsa next week.One problem you have overlooked is the camshaft seems to be a lot failing.

Vauxhall Corsa C 1.3 CDTI - Vauxhall Corsa 1.3cdti, buy it? - 1litregolfeater

I know Corsas aren't engineered for the satisfaction of future generations, but even so, one must surely wonder why new springs and shock absorbers at 90000.

Makes me think ex-hire car. These electronic mileometers can easily be electronically rewound these days.

So 90000 could be 190000 on a diesel.

 

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